WHAT WE DO
THIS IS AFRICA’S MOMENT
Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world, just behind East Asia.
Despite the global economic meltdown, African economies have enjoyed a period of growth, with some economies even boasting double digit growth. This resurgence has given rise to a growing recognition of Africa as an emerging market. It is imperative that this ‘moment’ is harnessed and translated into tangible development outcomes that benefit all citizens, particularly the grassroots populations.
There is an urgent need to place grassroots communities at the centre of today’s development policy and practice.
Previous development initiatives in Africa have been top-down in conception, with grassroots communities treated as passive recipients’ in their interventions. This has led to a mismatch between development interventions and grassroots needs, reducing the impact of such interventions and threatening their long-term sustainability.
African Monitor therefore champions accelerated delivery of a people-centred, action-focussed sustainable development agenda in Africa.
We conduct our work through four main programmes:
i. DATA FOLLOW-UP & REVIEW
ii. PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
iii. DEVELOPMENT FINANCE & PARTNERSHIPS
iv. BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
African Monitor promotes the domestication, implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 in Africa; ensuring that people are at the centre of the implementation agenda.
BUILDING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY
African Monitor wants to ensure that African civil society is effectively engaged in influencing and shaping policy in Africa; and is actively advancing the pan-African development agenda globally. AM implements this objective through support given to the Africa CSO Working Group (AWG). AM hosts the Secretariat for AWG, providing financial and strategic support.